After a lot of research, we came across Corozo buttons, which come from the nut of the Tagua Palm – a tree that grows in the equatorial rainforests of Central America.
When it comes to buttons, using plastic wasn't an option for us. After a lot of research, we came across the Corozo button. Derived from the nut of the Tagua Palm - a tree that grows in the equatorial rainforests of Central America.
Everything we do starts with materials. From textiles to buttons to the packaging your Uskees turns up in, we've made deliberate choices with longevity and reducing waste in mind.
We work with cotton for its versatility, breathability, and ease of care. When cotton is grown organically, farmers don't use toxic chemicals, which is better for both the environment and farm workers.
Our suppliers use GOTS certified organic cotton. This means that all Uskees garments are made from fully certified fabrics.
The thread in our garments is not organic, however. We use polyester thread which is strong and durable, and allows our garments to last longer. Our wash care labels are made from recycled polyester.
When it comes to buttons, using harmful plastic wasn't an option. We researched different alternatives and came across Corozo buttons, They're derived from the nut of the Tagua Palm (a palm tree found in Central America). This 'vegetable ivory' is used for buttons and other craft purposes because of its longevity and its appealing texture and colour.